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Carolyn Lloyd-Davies, Artistic Director

Carolyn is the founder of Living the Drama Ltd, and as a professional actor, playwright and  experienced teacher, she brings a mix of knowledge and experience to all her projects.   Working closely with her creative team, her role is to lead, manage and develop the company's vision and ensure its values are upheld.  Carolyn trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in London, and is now a Trustee.   She has written four full length plays (one with Stephanie Connell) plus two short screenplays.  In 2016/17, she was attached to the Oxford Playhouse for a year, and has published over 30 articles.


Jo Boston, Production Manager

Jo is our production manager and makes sure our productions run smoothly with minimal disruption.   Jo originally trained as a dancer and clown, performing in the UK and France and now is a Pilates teacher.  She shames us all by walking or cycling everywhere, regardless of how many miles.


Stephanie Connell,  Creative, Casting and Marketing

Stephanie is an actor, playwright, roleplayer and web designer.  She has played numerous theatrical roles, appeared in commercials, films and corporates.  She joined Living the Drama after appearing as Gemma Briggs in Carolyn's play Silent on the Matter in 2015.     When she's not acting, she takes on the creative role of design, casting and marketing, and even as lighting operator and sound designer, for Living the Drama.


Our Associates


David Trevaskis, Associate Director

David directed two of our previous productions, Silent on the Matter and Swallows, and will be directing Carolyn Lloyd-Davies' new play, #Penetration in 2020.   David has a degree in Divinity from the University of St Andrews and a postgraduate Qualification in Professional Acting from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA).   He runs his own company,  Acting for Change,  which provides an interactive alternative to traditional executive learning by equipping leaders with the confidence and skills to find their voice, and the ability to help others find theirs.


Fran Godsal, Associate Director

For the last 10 years Fran has made great theatre in the guise of a Drama teacher, and is now pursuing a freelance career as facilitator and director.   After training with the National Youth Theatre, Fran directed and performed in numerous plays in Edinburgh, York and London whilst moonlighting as an English student.  Fran then worked alongside refugee-run organisations on the Burmese border using theatre.  She won an Arts and Humanities Research Board award to complete a Masters at the Central School of Speech and Drama where she studied with the likes of Alecky Blythe, Adrian Jackson and Jatinder Verma.  Most recently Fran’s play ‘Project Q’, has toured schools in Oxfordshire, and has been filmed for wider distribution and used by the charity Stonewall.